Divisions

Welcome to the Divisional portal of the website. Within this section you'll find the resources at the local level to help you complete your Award journey. Your Division is the Province or Territory in which you currently live and are completing your Award.

Welcome to Nova Scotia, Canada's Ocean Playground!

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As your Nova Scotia Division, we are here to guide and support you while you are on the road to achieving your Award. If you cannot find what you are looking for, or need a few questions answered, please send us an email at novascotia@dukeofed.orgWe are here to help.

Get Started

To become a Duke participant, register here. If you are having difficulty, or can't find your Award Unit, please contact us.

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Adventurous Journey Resources

As a reminder, all Adventurous Journeys must be completed in order: Preparation and Training, then a Practice Journey, then the Qualifying Journey. 

 Gold Project Resources

More Resources

If you started your current Award level prior to September 1st, 2013 and are not on the Online Record Book, please contact the Award Office to submit your Award. 

Annual Statistical Review 2014

New Registrants
How many young people joined The Award for the first time during the year?

 

  Male 

 Female 

  Total 

 Bronze

  240

  339

  579 

 Silver

  38 

  86 

  124 

 Gold

  31 

  37 

  68 

 Total 

  309

  462 

 771 

Awards Earned
How many young people completed an Award during the year?

 

  Male 

  Female 

  Total 

 Bronze

  98

  158

  256

 Silver

  36 

  33 

  69

 Gold

  10

  21

  26 

 Total 

  144

  207

  351

Participants
How many young people have actively participated in The Award during the year?

 

  Male

  Female

  Total 

 Bronze

  953 

1354 

 2307 

 Silver

  322

  556

  878

 Gold

  129

  169

  298

Total 

  1404

  2079

  3483

 Our Board of Regents

 

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We founded the Nova Scotia Provincial Board of Regents to support the Award programme in Nova Scotia.

Membership on the Board of Regents is by invitation only. Regents are asked to contribute a one-time donation to become life-long members and supporters of the Provincial Division.  

In addition to invitations to all special events, our Regents are recognized each year with a Regent’s Social, hosted by our Honourary Patron, the Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia. The names of our Regents are published in all our of supporting documentation. 

The following individuals have generously agreed to join our Board of Regents and we are grateful for their significant contributions.

  • Keith and Heather Barrett
  • Anne Campbell and John Lindsay
  • The Honorable Hiram and Ruth Carver
  • The Craig Foundation
  • Dr. Colin Dodds and Carol Dodds
  • The Honorable Michael Shearer and Elizabeth Delory
  • The Honorable Donald and Linda Oliver
  • Don and Robin Todd
  • Justice Margaret J. Stewart
  • Our Sponsors

    To learn more about our sponsors, whose support makes our work possible, please click here

    How to Contact Us

    Duke of Edinburgh's International Award - Canada - Nova Scotia
    5516 Spring Garden Road, 4th Floor
    Halifax, Nova Scotia
    B3J 1G6

    General Inquiries: novascotia@dukeofed.org

     

    Office Hours

    Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    The Award Office closes annual for a Holiday shut-down. This year, the Office will be closed from December 22nd, to January 1st. The Office will reopen on January 2nd, 2018. 

    Sign up for our newsletter here.

    Staff

    Connie Miller
    Executive Director
    (902) 425-5454, ext. 329 
    cmiller@dukeofed.org

    Heather Uhl
    Award Officer
    (902) 425-5454, ext. 320
    huhl@dukeofed.org

    Matt Godfrey
    Programme Assistant
    (902) 425-5454, ext. 227
    mgodfrey@dukeofed.org

     Who We Are

    Connie Miller

    Executive Director

    Heather Uhl

    Award Officer

    Matt Godfrey

    Programme Assistant

    Coming soon!

    Award Leader Resources

    If you have an Award Participant who did not pay online when registering, but would like to pay online, please contact Matt.

    To learn more about upcoming Award Leader training click here.

     

    Report Templates

    Adventurous Journey Report Template

    Gold Project Report Template

     

    Promotional Materials

    Spring Poster Series - English and French

    Fall Poster Series - English

    Fall Poster Series - French

    Announcement Poster - English

    Announcement Poster - French

     

     

    Our Board of Directors 

    Our Charitable Registration Number is 86872 5961 RR0001.

    Board Members

  • President – Bruce Jarvis
  • Vice President – Ashley Lorette
  • Treasurer - Bill Gullage
  • Secretary – Shaun Hughes
  • David Davidson
  • Melissa P. MacAdam
  • Ian Murray
  • Deepak Prasad
  • Jacqueline Ruck
  • Jylene Ryan
  • April Stroink
  • Melanie Weaver

  • Honourary Members

  • Rick Powell
  • Sandy Sanford
  • Donald Todd
  • Duke Awareness Week

    Coming soon!

    The 5th Annual Scotch Whisky Tasting

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    Friday, November 24th, 2017
    7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

    Garrison Room, North Magazine
    Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada
    5425 Sackville Street
    Halifax, NS B3J 3Y3

    Come out for a guided tasting of selected single malt Scotch whiskies accompanied by fine local foods in the Historic Halifax Citadel. The evening's festivities will be held in the Garrison Room, located in the North Magazine of the Halifax Citadel.

    Proceeds from the evening will support the Nova Scotia division of The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award. The Award is a challenge-based achievement program for youth aged 14-24, and your support will help us to share it with even more young Nova Scotians of all backgrounds.

    Buy your tickets here

    Please plan ahead: Don't drink and drive!

    Nova Scotia Division - Annual Reports